Welcome to Salem United Church of Christ
Living Out God's Love
We are an open and affirming congregation, and our mission is to witness to the word and work of Jesus so all people may know the welcome of God, worship with joy, grow as disciples, live as servants, and enjoy the strength of Christian fellowship.
SALEM WEEKLY NEWS
For August 7, 2020
An Open and Affirming Congregation
Faithful to God . . . Relevant to today . . . Open to all . . . Striving to improve
SCRIBES TRAINED FOR THE KINGDOM
The online service for this week continues our exploration of qualities we need to be spiritually healthy as individual Christians and as a congregation. Last week’s focus was on a faith unashamed of the gospel. This week’s concentration, drawing from a single sentence in Matthew 13, calls us to be scribes trained for the kingdom of God. Kelli Malueg has the scripture reading for us and a previously recorded anthem, “Amazing Grace,” has been added to the service as well.
MASK MAKING MISSION PROJECT
The Mission Committee is looking for additional volunteers for our mask project. We are partnering with Dane County Mask Makers, which is a group of volunteers who have been making and donating masks and who have developed a very efficient process. The best part of partnering with this group is that there are tasks that non-sewers can do so this can be a family activity. Tasks are:
· Sewing – Materials are provided and you don’t even need to leave your home
· Prep – You wash the material and fold it into a specific shape (to be cut by machine elsewhere)
· Kit Assembly – You package materials for 25 masks into bags
· Driver – deliver materials, pick up completed masks
· Donations for materials
Contact Kathy Hauser email@example.com or text/call 608-333-5479. We will be getting some instruction later next week and then starting. This is a wonderful opportunity to feel like you are making a difference in the fight against COVID-19.
Our men’s fellowship group will be meeting via Zoom on Thursday, August 13, at 6:30 PM. Note that this is a change from what appears in the August newsletter.
9:00AM Sunday School
Our office is open in the mornings on weekdays.
Whether you are looking to renew your relationship with God or just find friends to support you through good times and bad, Salem offers regular services, fellowship, outreach, community service, potluck programs, and musical groups to keep you coming back.